The Center for Women’s Health & Wellness (CWHW) offers 3D/4D Ultrasound. Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range sent through the abdomen by a device called a transducer. The idea for ultrasonography came from sonar technology, which makes use of sound waves to detect underwater objects. Ultrasound has been used by radiologists and sonographers to image the human body for at least 50 years and has become a widely used diagnostic tool. The technology is relatively inexpensive and portable, especially when compared with other techniques.
The ultrasound is used to visualize fetuses during routine and/or emergency prenatal care. Such diagnostic applications used during pregnancy are referred to as obstetric sonography. The ultrasound poses no known or documented risks to the patient. Sonography does not use ionizing radiation, and the power levels used for imaging are too low to cause adverse heating or pressure effects in tissue.
At the Center for Women’s Health & Wellness, we offer cutting edge, state-of-the art 3D/4D dimensional ultrasound technology for prenatal viewing to bring images of your baby to life! Nothing compares to seeing 3D and 4D ultrasound images of your baby and we’d love to share the experience with you! You may be able to observe your baby’s movement, yawning, or even smile live while in your womb. Our ultrasound packages provide a positive bonding opportunity between the mother, father, family members and the unborn baby. The ultrasound alleviates some of the anxiety sometimes associate with pregnancy. Prenatal Development at 8 Weeks: The unborn child now swims and moves gracefully inside the protective amniotic sac. Every organ is present. The stomach produces digestive juices and the liver makes blood cells. The kidneys are beginning to function and taste buds are forming. Brain waves can be measured. The heart beats sturdily. The baby's eyelids and palms of the hands are sensitive to the touch. The baby is about 1.5 inches long now.
An ultrasound is generally performed for all pregnant women around 20 weeks into her pregnancy. During this ultrasound, the doctor will confirm that the placenta is healthy and that your baby is growing properly in the uterus. The baby's heartbeat and movement of its body, arms and legs can also be seen on the ultrasound.
The ultrasound produces real time images and is a must for those who desire to preserve their unborn child's image and development in the early moments of life. In some cases, you can actually see what your baby is going to look like before he or she is born! If you would like, we can determine your baby’s gender in the early weeks so you can start shopping pink or blue. In any case, make sure to inform our doctor whether you want to know the gender of your child or whether you want the surprise of it all. Proud fathers don’t mind sharing their baby’s images with friends and family members.
We’re certain you’ll love the experience! One must understand that ultrasound is not a foolproof method of determining your baby's gender. There is a chance that the ultrasound images can sometimes be misinterpreted or the fetus may not be in the optimal position to make the determination.
A pregnancy ultrasound may be done in the first trimester to:
A pregnancy ultrasound may also be done in the second and third trimesters to: